The Scent Keeper 🍂
by Erica Bauermeister
the scent keeper book

Story of a young woman with a keen sense of smell & a deep connection to the land on a remote island in the PNW.

"Smells don't care what the mind or heart wants. Scents will find their way around the darkness of closed eyes, slipping past barricaded of thought. The body is their accomplice.

We can live without food for weeks, and water for days, but try not to breathe and the lungs mutiny."

I usually I don't read fiction but this book always kept me up late into the night. I was truly swept away in it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
by Maynard James Keenan

a perfect union of contrary things book by maynard james keenan

I stroll atop the estuary ⠀
In a world so sanguinary,⠀
Loving not the death but just the kill.⠀

Holding whispers in my palm,⠀
I bring the troubled waters calm.⠀
From deep within the plum, I pull the pie.⠀
I make the fox run from the rabbit, ⠀
Impossibility my habit,⠀
Passing in and through the needle’s eye.⠀

- Maynard James Keenan⠀

The Little Book Of Perfumes
by John Oakes

The author of this little book is cheeky and makes reading about perfume (which is difficult describe with words) a fun, imaginative and informative sensory delight! ⠀

the little book of perfumes

Nose Dive
by Catherine Haley Epstein
nose dive book catherine

“Just as you would consider supporting an independent winery, consider supporting a niche perfume house, either alongside or in place of buying a major perfume brand online or in the aisles of Sephora.
Who wants to smell like a duty-free shop anyways?”
- Catherine Haley Epstein

Home Sweet Maison
by Danielle Postel-Vinay

If home is your sanctuary & you have a thing for French culture, you’ll appreciate this book!

home sweet maison book

Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden
By Alain Baraton

Simply one of my very favorite books of all time.
the gardener of versailles quote


Perfume: A Century of Scents
by Lizzie Ostrom

This book will make you want to try all the curious perfumes, but sadly many are no longer being made.😭 ⠀

perfume a century of scents book

Gardens of the Amalfi Coast
by Robert I. C. Fisher

Lost to the world⠀
In which I crave no part⠀
I sit alone and commune ⠀
With my heart.⠀

Pleased with my little⠀
Corner of the earth⠀
Glad that I came⠀
Not sorry to depart.⠀

- D.H. Lawrence ⠀

A lovely verse I found hidden in this book. ⠀

He composed it on a cliffside in Ravello, Italy, ranked one of the quaintest towns in the world. 🌸

gardens of the amalfi coast book

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
By Qing Li

In this book, it sais that being in nature is legit good for your health, and its scientifically proven - well duh.☺️ ⠀

So, shameless plug: the book said that the chemical compounds found in tree essential oils provide similar benefits to a forest bathing walk. I mean, its not totally the same in my opinion, but it’ll do in a pinch! 🌿⠀

forest bathing book


The Perfume Lover: A Personal Story of Scent
By Denyse Beaulieu

The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York
By Chandler Burr

A couple of book recommendations for you perfume lovers out there!

"Because odor memories accumulate automatically, outside of awareness, they cover their own tracks. We don't remembered remembering them.

The sense of wonder that comes with the experience is, like all magic, an illusion based on misdirection." -Dr. Gilbert

the perfect scent book


The French Beauty Solution: Time-tested Secrets To Look And Feel Beautiful Inside And Out
By Mathilde Thomas

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman
By Karen Karbo

For my francophile friends ;) I really enjoyed the one about Coco Chanel, what a life! (Biographies are the best!)

books for francophiles



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